Mary Faith Marshall

Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D., FCCMMary_Faith_Marshall
Kornfeld Professor
Director, Program in Biomedical Ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Mary Faith Marshall is Director of the Program in Biomedical Ethics in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, Professor of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, and Professor in the School of Nursing.  She co-chairs the UVA Health System Ethics Committee and directs its Ethics Consult Service. Her expertise includes clinical and research ethics.

Dr. Marshall is former Associate Dean and Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics in the Academic Health Center. She is past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the American Association for Bioethics. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine where she is vice-chair and forthcoming chair of the SCCM Ethics Committee.

Dr. Marshall received the Trailblazer Award from the NAACP Charleston chapter in 1999 for her work in perinatal substance abuse, and has testified on this subject before Congress and in US District Court. She was a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Ethics for eleven years. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Bioethics.

Dr. Marshall serves on a number of National Institutes of Health Boards, including the NIAID Prevention Africa DSMB for the Division of Aids. She chaired the first NIH review panel on Global Health Research Involving Human Subjects. She also chaired the National Human Research Subjects Protections Advisory Committee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has been a special consultant to the DHHS Secretary on research related to children and prisoners. She was an expert advisor on the Committee on Assessing the System for Protecting Human Research at the Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Marshall received her BA, BSN and PhD from the University of Virginia, where she was the Paddock Graduate Fellow in Biomedical Ethics. She was a critical care nurse at UVA for eleven years. Her research interests include reproductive ethics, policy approaches to perinatal substance abuse, clinical ethics, human subjects protections and research ethics.